Dearing's Cavalry Regiment

Dearing's Cavalry Regiment [also called 8th Regiment] was formed during the winter of 1863-1864 with men from Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia. It was assigned to the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia, and later J. Dearing's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. The regiment was involved in numerous engagements south of the James River, then on July 11, 1864, ordered to disband. Five companies were transferred to the 15th Battalion North Carolina Cavalry, three to the 8th Georgia Cavalry, and two were added to the 42nd Virginia Battalion which became the 24th Regiment Virginia Cavalry. Colonel James Dearing was in command.

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